A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?
©1999 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette
"Yo ho ho? get ready for a ripping good yarn.... This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller - pirate treasure of unimaginable worth, 300-year-old cryptograms written in invisible ink, a legendary curse, and a driven captain who will stop at nothing to reach his goal. The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner." (Library Journal)
The story was lame. The reader was terrible. What's left to criticize
Anything would have helped
See my title
What made this book so good, and most of the authors and narrators are good, was the original idea that they used to make this store. WOW. Once you start listening, you won't quite A+++
The unique real world science reason behind a long believed pirates curse
Many Clive Custler books, and movies like "Into the Blue"
The intrigue of finding hidden pirate treasure, with all the scary boobie traps and danger around every corner.
There is also a unique story line of the main character having to deal with guilt of his past; a long lost brother taken by the pirates curse
Two boys searching for treasure to save their family from financial ruin, but instead, one boy is taken by the pirates curse.
Never read any of the books, only listened to the audio.
Really didn't have a favorite.
Different tones of voice he used/\/\
thoroughly enjoy his books.
I can't wait to hear another of his stories. I had a hard time trying to picture some of the tunnels he described, but other than that i thoroughly enjoyed the book.
I did not rate this as being one of my favorites, but I did enjoy it, all the same. I have a bit of personal interest in the locaton, off the coast of Maine, so that helped me get into the story. I found it to be well-crafted. The story evolved from beginning until the end, always keeping enough back to release fresh doses of new twists to keep me coming back for more. The imagary is critical for me to truly enjoy action/adventure stories, and this author did an excellent job of describing each scene fully without being tedious. I really do enjoy the art of such word-craft, and admire this author his skills. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, with a touch of meritime history thrown in. While the story was not especially thrilling, it was very well written and never lagged in interest. And I think you will enjoy the final discovery as well.
Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed this book... Keeps you guessing till the end.
Will definitely get more Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child books.
Probably the best finishing line in any book I have ever read: "Head or Tail". This linguistic construction will follow you for several days and bring a smile to your face. Other than that, a great tale, well read by Scott Brick, about a pirate treasure hunt gone horribly wrong. Bravo to Preston and Childs.
If this type of book fits your description then do not hesitate to buy it, it's classic Preston/Child at there very best IMO. I found the book to be very descriptive and easy to picture the scenes clear in my mind, and what awesome scenes they are. I could read/listen to books like this every night.
the characters did not seem real. The writing is overly dramatic. I stopped after about 1/3 of the book; I kept hoping it would get better.
Audible brings the entire world to me
This book had the potential to be such a great listen- but the narration of Scott Brick has once again ruined a book for me. It is hard to understand why Audible can't seem to get someone else to read these wonderful books- there are so many great choices out there. I read complaint after complaint about Mr. Brick's "singsong" voice or tedious, whiny, boring readings- It is just a shame Audible doesn't address this somehow. I guess the only option for the members is to avoid any books he narrates. The story was really good, and I would have given it a 4 or 5 rating if it had a narrator who made it enjoyable to listen to. I would recommend actually READING this one.
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